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Robert Lee Contributing Columnist

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Emotionally healthy people can chuckle at their own expense and don’t mind doing so from time-to-time, but the truly arrogant, fear funny people.

A keen sense of humor will cut quickly with these people. With that said, I see my own foolishness come out from time-to-time. That foolishness is trying to communicate to others a simple point of view that is based in fact. Those facts being based on everyday news. News as seen on ABC, NBC and Yahoo. Everything I write about is not new. It has been hashed over for days if not weeks.

Yes, my words are my interpretation of what I see, hear and believe, but my interpretations are not resigned to my own viewpoint. It’s not like I am the only one that sees, hears and believes the way that I do. People respond and react to all facts, good or bad.

There are those that will always go on the defensive for what they believe in. I dare say that most of us will do so for those are the things that we believe in. Opinions will vary, as well they should. No viewpoint will ever be identical though some are very close in nature, but with ever so subtle differences. It was never meant for all of us to look alike or think alike.

We all of this great nation share one thing in common, we want to be here. That greatness can and should be shared with all that want to bring this nation together as one. There is no good reason for defiance of one another. I do not care what race, creed or color you are. For every last one of us are human beings brought to this world in the same manner. That being birthed into this world by a mother with nothing in her heart but love for her child, as any mother from anywhere on this planet.

I don’t care what language you speak or what color you are, we are the same. We all bleed the same color. Tears do not come from one race as well all cry from birth to death.

We all hunger for food. That food comes in many forms. Food for the body and food for the spiritual soul. I don’t care if that spiritual being is called God, Allah, Buddha or a host of other names, it comes down to faith. Without faith we as children of planet Earth are lost.

We all seek shelter from the environment. We want to be warm when needed and also cool at times. We strive to have security and comfort. We always want the best for our children. Again, this not a monopoly wanted by one people. It is a universal want and desire by all people.

So you see, we are not that different from one another. Tolerance of others’ beliefs, as there are others with beliefs of their own, is necessary. Be they alike or different it is still a belief that has relevance for the believer. Ridicule of an individual without knowing the man from his words is a travesty of not trying to understand.

Believing one way and only one way will never lead us to a higher plane of communication. Without true communication and understanding we will never overcome the hurdles that we face as a united people.

There are those things that will read the written word of a man or woman and translate those words into their own meaning. Even though the writer has done their best to show the reader the true meaning of their written words.

The written word for some, in their mind, shows emotion. Some words to bring about emotion, but true emotions can only be seen in the face or actions of the writer. A conversation in person takes away the blinders and shows the true face of the spoken word.

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